Crowns are used to cover and protect damaged teeth. Crowns are often placed on teeth with large decay, broken, stained, poorly shaped or misaligned. Crowns are also placed on teeth with large, damaged fillings and teeth that have had root canals.
The dental crown procedure normally takes two separate visits. At your first appointment, your dentist will examine the tooth to make sure that it can support a crown, then begin removing the damaged tooth to prepare for the crown. Alternatively, if the tooth is severely damaged or broken, your dentist may need to fill it in to make it large enough to properly receive the crown.
After the tooth is filled or filled to the proper shape, your practitioner will take an impression of the tooth, as well as those surrounding it, and send it away to a dental lab, so the permanent crown can be made accordingly. By the end of this first visit, your tooth will have a new temporary crown that protect it until the final crown is ready to be permanently placed.
When the permanent crown is ready, you will have your second visit. At this appointment, the temporary crown is removed, after which the dentist will position and fasten the new crown to the tooth with a special adhesive.
Once your dental crown procedure is complete, it may take some getting used to before the permanent crown feels normal in your mouth. If you have any questions about this procedure please call our office.